Nuggets Acquire Arron Afflalo in Trade with Orlando
Denver sends Evan Fournier and rights to 56th overall pick
DENVER, June 26, 2014 – The Denver Nuggets have acquired guard Arron Afflalo from the Orlando Magic in exchange for guard Evan Fournier and the draft rights to Roy Devyn Marble, the 56th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, General Manager/Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Afflalo, 6-5, 215, averaged 18.2 points and 3.4 assists – both career-highs – with the Magic last season. He also made 128 3-pointers and finished eighth in the league in 3-point accuracy (.427).
Afflalo, drafted 27th overall by Detroit in 2007, spent three seasons in Denver from 2009-12, averaging 11.9 points on .480 shooting, including .419 from 3-point range.
“Arron has proven himself as one of the best shooters in the league, and he also gives us a top-flight defender at the other end of the floor,” Connelly said. “He’s a tireless worker who will be a great addition in the locker room and on the court.”
In seven NBA seasons with Detroit, Denver and Orlando, Afflalo has increased his scoring average each year. Overall, he has averaged 11.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 499 career games.
Fournier, drafted by the Nuggets 20th overall in 2012, averaged a career-best 8.4 points and made 89 3-pointers in 76 games last season. In two NBA seasons, he has averaged 7.4 points on .435 shooting.
“Evan is a great kid who has a promising career ahead of him,” Connelly said. “He did everything we asked of him here, and we wish him the best in Orlando.”